The Science Fiction Museum and SF Hall of Fame announced that this year's Hall of Fame inductees will be Octavia E. Butler, Roger Zelazny, Douglas Trumbull and Richard Matheson.
The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place June 26 at the Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum in Seattle as part of the Science Fiction Awards Weekend.
Octavia E. Butler, author of Kindred and Parable of the Sower, was the winner of both Hugo and Nebula awards, and in 1995 was the first science fiction writer to receive a "genius" grant from the MacArthur Foundation.
Roger Zelazny won the Nebula award three times and the Hugo award six times for such stories and novels as "The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth" and Lord of Light. His classic short story "A Rose for Ecclesiastes" has already gotten him into a hall of fame, as it was reprinted in the anthology The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume One.
Douglas Trumbull directed the film Silent Running and was responsible for the special effects on such films as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Trumbull has also received a lifetime achievement Oscar.
Richard Matheson's novels, short stories and screenplays have chilled on both page and screen. Many of his novels have been adapted into movies, including I Am Legend, What Dreams May Come and Somewhere in Time. He also wrote many Twilight Zone episodes, including the famous "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet."
Check the Science Fiction Museum site for further information on the Hall of Fame Awards ceremony and to purchase tickets to the event.